In Mississippi a Black man found dead hanging from a tree has sparked really ugly racial tensions.
The election of a black man into the office of the Whitehouse was seen by the entire world that America had won a major victory over racial discrimination.
But some Blacks in America – most especially Blacks in Greenwood, Mississippi still feel that America is still a racial intolerant nation.
Many Blacks in Greenwood, Mississippi are extremely furious over the recent death of a black man named Frederick Jermaine Carter.
Carter who aged 26 was on December 3rd last year mysteriously found dead hanging from an oak tree in a predominately white North Greenwood area of Leflore County.
Mr. Carter lived several miles away in neighboring Sunflower County. And many wonder how come he was hanged in the predominately white county area.
Several blacks in Greenwood believe strongly that Mr. Carter’s death wasn’t a suicide but a homicide.
County Sheriff Ricky Banks however thinks otherwise. He stated to the public that there are no evidences showing signs of a crime or murder. He also reportedly told the press that the young man had a “mental condition and a history of wandering off”
But the Black community in Sunflower County does not agree with him on that at all.
Many claim that Mr. Carter wasn’t the suicidal type. “This wasn’t a suicide, this was a homicide."
I personally think that while the world thinks that racism in America is dead, it actually isn't. We still have a long way to go before we can see the death of racism in America and other parts of the world.